Saturday night will be my first of two New York Philharmonic concerts this month, the other one next Saturday evening. Paul Pelkonen at Superconductor posted a review of last night's performance and it sounds like Alan Gilbert has successfully transplanted his approach to Mahler's Ninth Symphony from his previous post at the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra to New York. Yesterday, I listened to Gilbert's 2009 recording of the symphony with that ensemble and hoped that I'd hear something similar to that on Saturday. It sounds like I will. Also, Thomas Ades' new work "Polaris" uses antiphonal brass, which is always a plus.
I'll try to have a brief review of my own up here on Saturday or Sunday.